Hollow in front of elbow. It contains important nerves and vessels as follows

 

Borders:
Base: Imaginary line which extends from the
medial epicondyle of humerus to the lateral epicondyle of humerus. It is proximal to the apex.

Apex: Overlapping borders of pronator teres and brachioradialis.
Medial wall: Lateral wall of the
pronator teres.
Lateral wall. This is made up of the medial wall of the
brachioradialis
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Roof: Deep fascia which covers the cubital fossa,  superficial fascia and the skin together with structures which run in the roof such as the
basilic vein on its medial side, cephalic vein on its lateral side, medial cutaneous nerve of forearm, the median vein of forearm and the ante or median cubital vein. This will also include the terminal part of radial nerve as its lies on the lateral aspect of its roof and the lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm which is a continuation of the musculocutneous nerve

Floor (posterior wall): Two muscles; proximal is the brachialis; the distal is the supinator.


BONES:  Ulna, radius, humerus

 

Muscles: Supinator, pronator teres, brachioradialis, brachialis, biceps brachii

Arteries:

Brachial artery which bifurcates at the level of the neck of radius to

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Radial artery whose branches are
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Radial recurrent artery

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Ulnar artery whose branches are
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Anterior ulnar recurrent artery

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Posterior ulnar recurrent artery

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Common interosseous artery whose branches are
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Anterior interosseous artery

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Posterior interosseous artery whose branch is
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Interosseous recurrent artery

Veins:

Brachial veins whose tributaries are 
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Radial vein whose tributary is
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Radial recurrent vein

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Ulnar vein whose tributaries are
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Anterior ulnar recurrent vein

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Posterior ulnar recurrent vein

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Common interosseous vein whose tributaries are
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Anterior interosseous vein

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Posterior interosseous vein whose tributary is
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Interosseous recurrent vein

Nerves: Median nerve passes through the fossa; others include radial nerve, ulnar nerve.

 
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